These little legumes contain a substance called cholecystokinin, a digestive hormone that acts as a natural appetite suppressant.
Plus, beans are super rich in fiber and they’re good sources of protein, so they’ll leave you feeling full for a very long time.
Start your meal off with a salad (make sure to stick to a light vinegar-based dressing!), and you will likely eat fewer calories at that sitting than if you didn’t eat the salad. Why? Low-density foods like raw veggies allow you to eat more food while taking in fewer calories, allowing you to feel full on less.
#3 Green Tea
A group of substances in green tea called catechins can help boost your metabolism and keep your appetite at a low roar. Plus, green tea has tons of other benefits due to its enormous antioxidant content.
Although apples are frequently hailed as the most fiber-rich fruit you can eat, pears actually have more fiber than apples. One study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight than those who ate healthy fiber-rich oat cookies instead.
Coffee drinkers rejoice! Caffeine works wonders as a natural appetite suppressant, so your couple of cups of joe a day may actually be aiding in your diet efforts. Cut out the cream and sugar to keep your coffee from adding extra calories to your diet.
The combination of fiber and healthy fats in almonds make them a perfect snack to ward off the munchies. One study found that those who ate a diet rich in almonds lost more weight and had a better likelihood of keeping it off than cohorts who ate a diet rich in high-fiber complex carbohydrates.
#7 Olive Oil
It’s well known that a little bit of fat can help you feel more satiated after a meal, and it turns out that olive oil is more likely to help you feel full and eat less than other types of fats. Just remember, moderation is key, and a little goes a long way.
Studies by the USDA have found that cinnamon can help regulate insulin levels and sensitivity. Because insulin plays such an important role in whether or not your body receives hunger signals, cinnamon therefore aids in helping you avoid that sudden need for an afternoon snack.
Acetic acid, the substance that makes vinegar tangy, may play a role in the speed with which your body digests food. A number of studies have shown that individuals who eat a meal with vinegar tend to eat fewer calories than those who stick to other condiments.
#10 Hot Peppers
There’s been significant buzz surrounding the capability of hot peppers (and their active ingredient, capsaicin) to boost the metabolism. But eating a meal with significant heat may also help you eat less. It may be the capsaicin, or it might just be that the pain signals from your tongue dull your cravings, but either way, a little spice seems to be nice when it comes to suppressing the appetite.
Which foods help to keep you feeling full and stop you from snacking?